CRA kicks off a new year at AGM

Patrick Flannery
February 21, 2019
The Canadian Rental Association officially kicked off its 2019 year with its annual general meeting at the ARA Show in Anaheim on Feb. 18. A good crowd of about 50 members attended. Hank McInnis of Battlefield passed the chairman's gavel to Mike Maltby of Ingersoll Rent-All. Incoming national president Dan Spencer was introduced and talked briefly about his plans for the year ahead. Nathalie McGregor, association CEO, was recognized for five years of service with some flowers. Insurance director John Gillespie of Western Financial updated the membership on the CRA insurance plan and announced another dividend for participants this year.

National awards were given out.

Rental Person of the Year
Blake Manning, All Choice Rentals, Drayton Valley, Alta.

Supplier of the Year

Atlantic Rental Person of the Year
Hank McInnis, Battlefield, Dartmouth, N.S.

Award of Merit
Garth Snow (posthumous, presented to Kevin Snow at the Atlantic Show)

The national CRA board of directors for 2019 was introduced.

Mike Maltby, Ingersoll Rent-All
Ingersoll, Ont.

Dan Spencer
Antigonish, N.S.

Colin Wilson, World of Rentals
Kingston, Ont.

Region 10 Director
Jill Holtsman, Hub City Display
Saskatoon, Sask.

BC Director
Jim Clipperton, Nor-Val Rentals
Vernon, B.C.

Alberta Director
Warren Carriere

Saskatchewan Director
Jeremy Andrews

Manitoba Director
Russel Ridge

Ontario Director
Kim Rixon, Muskoka Party Rentals
Bracebridge, Ont.

Quebec Director
Pierre-Shawn Turcotte, Location Turbo

Atlantic Director
Nancy Crosby, Classic Rentals
Truro, N.S.

Executive Director
Nathalie McGregor
Stoney Creek, Ont.

Eastern Associate
Richard Vermette, Cisolift Distribution

Western Associate
Justin Klassen, Heater Sales & Service
Nisku, Alta.

CRA Insurance
John Gillespie , Western Financial Group Insurance Solutions

Membership SIG Chair
WarrenCarriere, QBI Equipment Management

Party & Event SIG Chair
Sheldon Fingler, Infinite Event Services

Safety SIG Chair
Megan White, Cooper Equipment Rentals

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